School systems that demonstrate consistent improvement are those where the educators learn with and from one another to strengthen teaching and learning. “Collective capacity” is the “hidden resource” most often neglected in schools. (Michael Fullan, 2010)
The key question we must ask ourselves is—What professional learning practices will we work to strengthen, in order to have a greater impact on student achievement?
Whether you are a classroom teacher looking for something more or responsible for designing professional learning, we invite you to learn from and with the thousands of educators that have made a commitment to questions like these.
Taking Initiative on Writing: A Guide for Instructional Leaders
Taking Inquiry to Scale: An Alternative to Traditional Approaches to Education Reform
"Mentoring and Teacher Development"
English Journal, January 2013
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Better Learning through Structured Teacher Support
Focus on the Core: An Introduction to Instructional Rounds
When Good Enough Is Not Enough: Pursuing Teaching Excellence
Working in Concert to Strengthen Literacy Education Across the Nation…Collaborative tools, resources, and groups engaged in professional learning that strengthens the collective capacity of the organization.
Framework for Capacity Building
Asset Inventory for Collaborative Teams
How Traditional and Capacity Building Approaches Differ
Building Capacity to Transform Literacy Learning
Remodeling Literacy Education
Making Room for What Works: Principals and Literacy Instruction
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